A Linden man was today remanded to prison after being busted by members of the Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) with over 16 Pounds of Marijuana.
34-year-old Glenmore McBean, a Taxi Driver, made his first appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann Mclennan and entered a plea of not guilty, after the charge was read to him.
The charge stated that on 16th July, McBean was found with 7.388 Kilograms of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
The CANU Prosecutor stated that ranks started an operation at Beterverwagting but it was after receiving information that the ranks then set up a road block at the Soesdyke Junction.
The car that was being driven by McBean was stopped and searched. During the search, the driver gave several oral statements. The Court was told that the driver admitted that drugs were in his possession, after which several parcels of the marijuana were found in the door compartment of the car and in the car’s trunk.
The defendant’s Attorney Barnard DaSilva told the court that the drugs were never found in his client’s possession, but in the back side door compartment where his passengers were.
Bail was refused and the next Court date has been set as July 31, 2017.